Why are Insects Attracted to Light?


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Everything that human beings or living animals do is done by protein molecules. And therefore the kind of proteins that one has and therefore the ability one has is determined by the genes that one has. ~ Har Gobind Khorana 1922 – 2011 - Molecular Biologist

It is thus probable that germs of the lowest organisms known to us are continually being carried away from the earth and the other planets upon which they exist. As seeds in general so most of these spores thus carried away will no doubt meet death in the cold infinite space of the universe. Yet a small number of spores will fall on some other world and may there be able to spread life if conditions be suitable. ~ Svante Arrhenius 1859 to 1927 - Physical Chemist


Why are Insects Attracted to Light?

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Rowland Hill (1795–1879) UK – postage stamp.

Nils Gustaf Dalén (1869–1937) Sweden – AGA cooker Dalén light Agamassan Sun valve for lighthouses and buoys.

Giacomo da Lentini (13th Century) Italy – Sonnet.

Ephraim Hertzano (around 1950) Roumania / Israel – Rummikub.

Ernest Beaux (1881–1961) Russia/France – Chanel No. 5.

Alexander Prokhorov (1916–2002) Russia – co-inventor of laser and maser.

Andrey Chokhov (c. 1545–1629) Russia – Tsar Cannon.

Isaac Singer (1811–1875) USA – sewing machine.

Nicolas Florine (1891–1972) Georgia/Russia/Belgium – first tandem rotor helicopter to fly freely.

Archibald Low (1882–1956) Britain – Pioneer of radio guidance systems.

Hugo Schiff (1834–1915) Germany – Schiff test (histology).

Anders Knutsson Ångström (1888–1981) Sweden – Pyranometer.

John Goffe Rand (1801–1873) USA – Tube (container).

Edwin Beard Budding (1795–1846) UK – lawnmower.

William George Armstrong (1810–1900) UK – hydraulic accumulator.

Elihu Thomson (1853–1937) UK USA – Prolific inventor Arc lamp and many others.

Eugene Polley (1915–2012) United States – wireless remote control (with Robert Adler).

Jacob Christoph Le Blon (1667–1741) Germany/UK – three and four color Color printing.

Nestor Makhno (1888–1934) Ukraine/Russia – tachanka.

Evgeny Murzin (1914–1970) Russia – ANS synthesizer.


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In our work we are always between Scylla and Charybdis; we may fail to abstract enough and miss important physics or we may abstract too much and end up with fictitious objects in our models turning into real monsters that devour us. ~ Murray Gell-Mann b. 1929

No two electrons in the same state? That is why atoms are so unnecessarily big and why metal and stone are so bulky. (Explaining that atoms are as large as they are because of Wolfgang Pauli’s Principle.) ~ Paul Ehrenfest 1880 – 1933

I am not insensible of the advantage which accrues to Applied Mathematics from the co-operation of the Pure Mathematician and this co-operation is not infrequently called forth by the very imperfections of writers on Applied Mathematics. ~ Ronald Fisher 1890 – 1962 - Mathematician Statistician Evolutionary Biologist

It is a platitude that pure mathematics can have unexpected consequences and affect even daily life. ~ J.E. Littlewood 1885 – 1977 - Mathematician

By ‘life ’ we mean a thing that can nourish itself and grow and decay. - Aristotle 384 BC to 322 BC Scientist Philosopher

A fact acquires its true and full value only through the idea which is developed from it. ~ Justus von Liebig - 1803 to 1873

Our thoughts visions and fantasies have a physical reality. A thought is made of hundreds of electrochemical impulses. ~ Carl Sagan 1934 to 1996 Astrobiologist Planetary Scientist


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